The Department of Kinesiology Welcomes Dr. Sarah Kuzmiak-Glancy
The department of kinesiology welcomes Dr. Sarah Kuzmiak-Glancy, Assistant Professor in the Exercise Physiology research group to the University of Maryland. Dr. Glancy received her BS in Exercise Physiology 2008 at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and then her Ph.D. from Arizona State University. At Arizona State, Dr. Glancy found her home in the biology department where she studied the mechanisms underlying aerobic exercise capacity of birds versus mammals. During the course of this research, she was able to combine her love of the outdoors with her work, catching her own birds to study. After graduation, Dr. Glancy made her way to George Washington University in Washington D.C. where she did her post-doctoral research in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Glancy worked with an electrical engineer to link electrophysiology and her work on cardiac metabolism to better understand cardiac function. She currently is funded by the American Heart Association and is setting up her lab here at the University of Maryland. When asked what she was most excited about in coming to the University, Dr. Glancy said, “I’m really looking forward to meeting all of my new students and teaching my Exercise Metabolism course here in the Kinesiology Department!” In addition to her research and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Glancy is involved in reviewing for such journals as the American Journal of Physiology, Scientific Reports, and the Journal of Experimental Biology. She is the treasurer of the Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia chapter of the American Physiological Society and is excited at the growth of the local chapter in the last 2 years. Dr. Glancy also enjoys rock climbing, weight lifting, running around, and playing outside whenever she can.